The period immediately after an accident is extremely distressing and stressful – especially if you suspect that a part of your body is paralysed. However, some cases of paralysis are temporary and the body is able to make a complete recovery. It is the long term effects of paralysis that is permanent that cause a huge impact on your life and you will need on-going help and support to deal with these.
The long term effects of paralysis – learning to cope
When you are told that you have permanent paralysis it is a devastating blow. Over the coming months and years you will need on-going support. That support will need to be physical, emotional and financial.
Physical support will be rehabilitation services to help you to adapt to your physical limitations. Specialist rehabilitation services are available on the National Health Service and privately. You may also need to make changes to your home so that it can accommodate a wheelchair etc. Your car may also have to be adapted.
You may need some emotional support to come to terms with the long term effects of paralysis. Your friends and family may provide a lot of support at this time but there is also professional help that you can access. You can reach this support via your hospital or via your GP.
Finally, all of the above can end up costing you money. At the same time, you will find that your income has dropped. You will not be able to work for quite a while and so your salary will disappear. Bills for child care, household help and personal care will mount up.
If you did not cause the accident in which you were hurt, and you received medical attention, you may be able to start a personal injury claim. This has to be done within 3 years of the accident. If your claim is successful, you will be awarded a lump sum of compensation and you can use this to support you as you adapt to our new life and learn to cope with the long term effects of paralysis. You can claim for the injury itself and for the money that you have lost because you were injured.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline
We are an experienced and professional personal injury law firm. We will do all we can to get you every penny of the compensation that you deserve. All you have to do is get in touch today to talk over your claim and find out if we are able to help you. Call us now on 0800 689 5659 from a land line or on phone. We are waiting to help.